VDMA has addressed the key concerns of the mechanical and plant engineering sector in the EU Commission’s consultation on the review of the existing Energy Efficiency Directive.
VDMA has analysed the EU Commission’s review of the Renewable Energy Directive in a public consultation. This directive is one of many to be revised to meet the EU’s higher climate target.
What is the current status of European climate policy? What initiatives are there and what is the VDMA's position on them? A short film and an animated navigator provide answers.
It is about a year since the (new) European Commission took office and launched the Green Deal. This flagship project aims to incorporate sustainability into all EU legislation: from industrial policy to trade and taxation. One year and pandemic later, VDMA is examining which aspects of the Green Deal have survived and even gained political acceptance in these challenging times. The VDMA European Office takes a look at some of the planned measures and their potential impact on the engineering sector.
Figuring at the top of the agenda and the three words on everyone’s lips in Brussels, the Green New Deal positions the new European Commission as a global leader on climate action. VDMA European Office takes a look at the planned measures and their potential impact on the mechanical engineering sector.
VDMA welcomes the Commission proposal for a Green New Deal. This is an encouraging first step on the path to reaching the EU’s climate targets which puts industrial policy back on the European Commission’s agenda. Mrs von der Leyen has shown her Green Agenda is more than an election campaign and is prepared to act.
VDMA regards competition by the Ministry of Economic Affairs as a positive signal for innovation and investment.
At the conference in Katowice, the international community agreed on a common rulebook for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The mechanical engineering industry calls for a consistent implementation of the Paris Agreement. The global climate targets can only be achieved through an extended use of efficient technologies.
The VDMA believes that the EU targets for energy efficiency and renewable energies by 2030 are ambitious but feasible.
The European Parliament has approved the planned reform of emissions trading in Europe. VDMA considers that a stable allowance price is in the economy’s best interests.
Anna Feldman
Anna Feldman
Climate and Energy
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